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Is this an example of cross-curricular content present in Common Core Standards? Check out this site, Learning Resources, touting the wonders of CCSS:
As the Standards for Mathematical Practice appear on the stage, we can almost hear the cheers from the audience. Now the math curriculum rocks! It has been transitioned from a mass of unrelated skills to a nexus of true, deep understanding across the curriculum. With a thorough grasp of math “processes and proficiencies”, students will know the answer to the question, “When will I use this?” Instruction in mathematics no longer prepares students for just a math test; it prepares them for learning up and down the curriculum, for college, for career…and for life!
Thanks to Scholastic’s adherence to cross-curricular math lessons, your elementary school student will learn redistribution of wealth in a math problem. Forget about learning to work for wages in a job to support themselves, now your 5th grade student will learn the concept of learning “distributing the wealth” through a math problem so they can learn “how to use it” in the future.
They will use it as they see their paychecks shrink to ensure equitable redistribution of wealth in this country which will certainly equip them with a deep and abiding work ethic to take care of themselves and their families.
Isn’t Common Core great?